Communications & Transportation in Germany

Telephones - main lines in use
51,800 (2011)
rank:
159
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Telephones - mobile cellular
108.7 million (2011)
rank:
10
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Telephone system
general assessment:
Germany has one of the world's most technologically advanced telecommunications systems; as a result of intensive capital expenditures since reunification, the formerly backward system of the eastern part of the country, dating back to World War II, has been modernized and integrated with that of the western part
domestic:
Germany is served by an extensive system of automatic telephone exchanges connected by modern networks of fiber-optic cable, coaxial cable, microwave radio relay, and a domestic satellite system; cellular telephone service is widely available, expanding rapidly, and includes roaming service to many foreign countries
international:
country code - 49; Germany's international service is excellent worldwide, consisting of extensive land and undersea cable facilities as well as earth stations in the Inmarsat, Intelsat, Eutelsat, and Intersputnik satellite systems
Broadcast media
a mixture of publicly-operated and privately-owned TV and radio stations; national and regional public broadcasters compete with nearly 400 privately-owned national and regional TV stations; more than 90% of households have cable or satellite TV; hundreds of radio stations including multiple national radio networks, regional radio networks, and a large number of local radio stations (2008)
Internet country code
.de
Internet hosts
20.416 million (2010)
rank:
5
Internet users
65.125 million (2009)
rank:
5
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Airports
541 (2012)
rank:
13
Airports - with paved runways
total:
322
over 3,047 m:
14
2,438 to 3,047 m:
48
1,524 to 2,437 m:
60
914 to 1,523 m:
70
under 914 m:
130 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
219
1,524 to 2,437 m:
2
914 to 1,523 m:
32
under 914 m:
185 (2012)
Heliports
22 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 24,688 km; oil 3,687 km; refined products 4,875 km (2010)
Railways
total:
41,981 km
rank:
6
standard gauge:
41,722 km 1.435-m gauge (20,053 km electrified)
narrow gauge:
220 km 1.000-m gauge (75 km electrified); 39 km 0.750-m gauge (24 km electrified) (2008)
Roadways
total:
644,480 km
rank:
11
paved:
644,480 km (includes 12,800 km of expressways)
includes local roads (2008)
Waterways
7,467 km (Rhine River carries most goods; Main-Danube Canal links North Sea and Black Sea) (2012)
rank:
19
Merchant marine
total:
427
rank:
24
by type:
barge carrier 2, bulk carrier 6, cargo 51, carrier 1, chemical tanker 15, container 298, liquefied gas 6, passenger 4, passenger/cargo 24, petroleum tanker 10, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 6, vehicle carrier 1
foreign-owned:
6 (Finland 3, Netherlands 1, Switzerland 2)
registered in other countries:
3,420 (Antigua and Barbuda 1094, Australia 2, Bahamas 30, Bermuda 14, Brazil 6, Bulgaria 12, Burma 1, Cayman Islands 3, Cook Islands 1, Curacao 25, Cyprus 192, Denmark 9, Dominica 5, Estonia 1, France 1, Gibraltar 123, Hong Kong 10, Isle of Man 56, Jamaica 10, Liberia 1185, Luxembourg 9, Malta 135, Marshall Islands 248, Morocco 1, Netherlands 86, NZ 2, Panama 24, Papua New Guinea 1, Philippines 2, Portugal 14, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3, Singapore 32, Slovakia 3, Spain 4, Sri Lanka 8, Sweden 3, UK 59, US 5, Venezuela 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Bremen, Bremerhaven, Duisburg, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Lubeck, Neuss-Dusseldorf, Rostock, Wilhemshaven
oil terminals:
Brunsbuttel Canal terminals
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